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    In the early to mid '50's he plied his mastery in the shadows of Cousy and Russell.  But had Bill Sharman been rostered elsewhere in the NBA, his name would be universally household today.  Early in his career, he aspired to professionally pursue basketball and gain passage into the Major Leagues as well - Brooklyn, in particular.  Though he never made it, he drew the acclaim of able sports reporters.  At the summit of this respect are these two period, original art works.  The first is a magnificent creation by the renowned Thomas Paprocki (signing Pap').  His mastery as a columnist and cartoonist for the Associated Press traversed 35 years.  This piece is matted and framed to 16" x 14".  The second was inked by the famed Boston Globe artist, Phil Bissell.  It was Bissell who later furnished posterity with the standard logo of the Boston (now New England) Patriots.  This latter work is also matted and framed to 17 1/2" square.  Two highly admirable renderings of the Hall of Famer, Bill Sharman.  Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, additional shipping costs may apply.

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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